Eagle Rock Entertainment/earMUSIC releases Concerto For Group And Orchestraon September 25th, 2012
~ The first studio recording of Jon Lord's groundbreaking meeting of rock and classical music ~
New York, NY (August 21, 2012)—On September 25th, 2012, earMUSIC, the Hamburg-based rock label part of Edel Group and Eagle Rock Entertainment will release the first studio recording of Jon Lord's groundbreaking meeting of rock and classical music - Concerto For Group And Orchestra. This will be released as a CD, CD/DVD (audio DVD in 5.1 Dolby Digital Sound), and digitally.
“Over these last years since leaving Deep Purple, I’ve played it over 30 times with different orchestras and conductors all over the world, and, of course, in 2000 I did it well over 30 times with Purple on the Concerto tour, so I’ve been honing the piece live on stage, and I’ve had the opportunity to change things in the score that weren’t sounding quite right. It is therefore a marvellous and exciting prospect to have the definitive recording of the definitive version of the score.” - Jon Lord, May 2012
Jon Lord recorded the rhythm section - Guy Pratt (Pink Floyd, Madonna) and Brett Morgan (Jon Anderson, Sting) and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (with whom Jon had recorded twice before) in June 2011 in Liverpool, under conductor Paul Mann.
Happily, Jon got to hear and approve the final mixes a few weeks before he passed away.
The family and earMUSIC decided to proceed with the release of the album in September as scheduled, as this seemed the best way to celebrate and pay tribute to Jon and his beautiful music. Thus this superb studio recording of Concerto For Group And Orchestra is exactly the way Jon wanted us to hear it and will now hopefully become part of Jon's legacy for generations to come.
With his legendary blues-rock sound, Deep Purple’s founder/organist Jon Lord has influenced decades of rock musicians. He is with no doubt the pioneer of fusing rock and classical/baroque forms and became one of the most important composers of the last few decades.
Jon Lord co-wrote many of Deep Purple’s legendary songs including “Smoke On The Water” and played with many bands and musicians throughout his career (Whitesnake, Paice Ashton Lord, George Harrison).
Jon’s solo work was universally acclaimed when he eventually retired from Deep Purple in 2002 but he continued to tour the Concerto around the world to sell-out crowds and standing ovations.
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SET TO RELEASE LONG-AWAITED, HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED
SOLO ALBUM SPRING 2013
The upcoming release is a raw, introspective look at the roller coaster ride that has been Keifer’s life for the past 15 years. From being told that he would never sing again as a result of a partially paralyzed left vocal cord, to the emotional and personal battles that followed, his solo debut is a story of perseverance, a testament to the power of passion and will, when combined with a true love of music.
Murr had this to say, "Our yet to be released double CD "The Cigar Chronicles" will be our last all-star album as LNJ stops being a project and becomes a band! When I spoke to JK and we had a dream list of players, Eric was on top of our list as a keyboardist! To have him him in this band is a thrill and what he brings in talent is a amazing! While waiting for "The Cigars" to be finished, the three of us started writing and recording some new music and we have great chemistry. I'm really excited for the future of LNJ...."
In other LNJ news, "The Cigar Chronicles" has been sent off for mastering.
STYX - 2012 U.S. TOUR CONTINUES!
‘THE GRAND ILLUSION’ AND ‘PIECES OF EIGHT’
TO BE PERFORMED IN THEIR ENTIRETY
NOVEMBER 16 AND 17 IN LAS VEGAS
AT THE PEARL AT PALMS CASINO RESORT
August, 2012 -- There’s no slowing down for STYX (@STYXtheband), whose on-going U.S. tour continues through the rest of the year, with even more shows being added frequently to their already hectic schedule.
The band will be performing a pair of extra special shows in Las Vegas, NV at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort on Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17.
Back when “THE GRAND ILLUSION/PIECES OF EIGHT” tour originally took place October and November 2010, singer/guitarist Tommy Shaw had proclaimed: “This is the most unique STYX concert ever. It's a hybrid experience of enjoying the artistry of the vinyl album and the energy and of our live performance. Some songs have never been performed live!”
Check out STYX at any of the following stops:
DATE CITY VENUE
Fri 8/24 Boise, ID Western Idaho Fair
Sat 8/25 Albany, OR Oregon Amphitheatre
Sun 8/26 Palmer, AK Alaska State Fair
Mon 8/27 Monroe, WA Evergreen State Fair
Fri 8/31 Marshfield, WI Central Wisconsin State Fair
Sat 9/1 New Lenox, IL New Lenox Commons
Sun 9/2 Wauseon, OH Fulton County Fair
Thu 9/6 Lincoln, CA Thunder Valley Casino Resort
Fri 9/7 Madera, CA Madera District Fair
Sat 9/8 Pomona, CA LA County Fair
Sun 9/9 Saratoga, CA Mountain Winery
Tue 9/11 Redding, CA Cascade Theatre
Thu 9/13 Spokane, WA Interstate Fair
Sat 9/15 Deadwood, SD Deadwood Jam
Thu 10/4 Niagara Falls, ON Avalon Theatre at Fallsview Casino
Fri 10/5 Niagara Falls, ON Avalon Theatre at Fallsview Casino
Sat 10/6 Niagara Falls, ON Avalon Theatre at Fallsview Casino
Thu 10/11 Sewell, NJ TD Bank Arts Centre
Fri 10/12 Wabash, IN Honeywell Center
Sun 10/14 Reading, PA Sovereign Performing Arts Center
Fri 10/26 Harris, MI Island Resort and Casino
Sat 10/27 Harris, MI Island Resort and Casino
Thu 11/8 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
Fri 11/9 Biloxi, MS Hard Rock Casino & Resort
Wed 11/14 Provo, UT Covey Center for the Arts
Fri 11/16 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort
Sat 11/17 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort
Sun 11/18 Scottsdale, AZ Talking Stick Resort
CLUTCH Announces Additional Flint and Detroit, Michigan Dates
Commence Work on New Studio Album
Due to overwhelming demand Maryland rockers CLUTCH have added two shows to their short run this November.
In other CLUTCH news, the guys have commenced work on their new studio album.
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10/31: Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
11/1: Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop (Sold Out - Rescheduled from 5/13)
11/2: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes - Tickets
11/3: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall (Sold Out - Rescheduled from 5/12)
11/4: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
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